SOUL EATER NOT! – 08
「つぐみスパイラル!」 (Tsugumi Supairaru!)
After all that’s happened in the past few weeks, this episode actually felt pretty tame! With no one trying to decapitate themselves or evil witches trying to put their evil schemes into motion, the focus instead shifted to Tsugumi and the large decision she’ll have to eventually make.
I just wanted to touch on it briefly but I’m pretty happy that in the end nothing serious happened to her. While it wouldn’t have been the end of the world for a side character to end up in the grave to help push a certain wishy-washy character over the edge, I’m glad we get a positive outcome that’s still propagating all the same aftereffects. So yeah, seems like a pretty good win-win situation!
Also, Stein is still the biggest troll in the series.
Meme and Anya
I forgot who said it but in a world full of meisters and weapons, there haven’t been any combos that involved two meisters and one weapon — which totally makes sense. Just like Meme and Anya pointed out during this week’s episode, the obvious shortcoming of not establishing a strong bond between meister and weapon would create an obvious weakness that could jeopardize everyone involved. Also, even though it hasn’t really been touched on, there’s the whole other problem of being able to match wavelengths to bring out the true strength of the weapon.
As I’ve said before, I’m a huge fan of the whole coming-of-age story that SE:NOT is trying to tell. Even though it’s been a bit of a slow and sometimes painful walk to get where we are now, I can’t help but get excited thinking about what Tsugumi is going to do when the time to pick a partner comes. I don’t think she’s naive enough to believe she can be partners with both of her friends but I can’t even being to imagine how she’s going to decide how to choose either of them.
Even though I’m hoping that Tsugumi will be able to have her cake and eat it, I’m mentally preparing myself for the worst case scenario where someone inevitably gets cut from the picture. Judging from the preview though, it looks like Halloween is right around the corner and that means the time for decision making has come! Hopefully everything ends up okay q_q